Overall winners: Martin Woods, developer engineer at Aid:Tech; Minister of State for Trade, Employment, and Business, Pat Breen; Niall Dennehy, co-founder of Aid:Tech; Danny Curran, Aid:Tech director of growth; Nicola Paoli, Aid:Tech’s blockchain developer; and Irish Times columnist and MC for the night David McWilliams. The company also won the IT and Fintech category, sponsored by KPMG.

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 Overall winners: Danny Curran (director of growth) and Niall Dennehy (co-founder) from AID:Tech with The Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018. Photo: Conor McCabe.

Dublin software company Aid:Tech, which has developed a secure way to deliver aid to people around the world using its blockchain-based platform, has (...)

Ciarán Murray, chairman and former CEO of Icon. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Icon may not be a household name in Ireland but it’s a global powerhouse in the pharmaceuticals sector, with operations in 37 countries. And all of it(...)

Prof Andreas Hoepner: “We have redesigned the programme in light of the Paris Agreement on climate change”

Among the most profound changes in financial markets in recent years has been the emergence of impact investing – investments made with the aim of rea(...)

Climate change has become for companies as investors seek information about their greenhouse gas emissions.  Picture Nick Bradshaw

Companies throughout the world are to be challenged to reveal annually the full extent of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the launch of an ini(...)

While many have written on the jobs that may get lost in the rollout of artificial intelligence, I prefer to reflect on the thousands of new jobs that(...)

Prof Gerardine Doyle: “Vulnerable groups tend to be over-consumers of sugar.” Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Our relationship with sugar has evolved over the years, but taxing it is nothing new. Indeed, Prof Gerardine Doyle, director of the Michael Smurfit Gr(...)

Sybil Smyth: “Never be afraid to admit that you don’t understand something because it will stand to you in the long run.”

What/where did you study and when did you graduate? I studied commerce in UCD, graduating in 2014. I then went on to complete the masters of account(...)

Prof Nien-hê Hsieh is to deliver the Laurence Crowley Lecture at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School on October 1st.
Making business a force for good

Growing concerns about the power of individual corporations and the pace of change in the digital economy have led to calls for a new ethical code to (...)

The library at UCD Smurfit School of Business. Prof Anthony Brabazon, UCD college of business dean, said the ranking “showcased” the management course.

A global survey ranks University College Dublin (UCD) Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School’s MSc in international management at seventh in the wor(...)

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